After so much mention of Class 302 in my snow ice rankings, I thought I’d share some of my recent revisits both for the ice and the food.

Since opening a second location in Irvine, we’ve visited several times. My initial post can be found here. One of the nice options at the Irvine location is that you can actually get the snow ice to go if you don’t want to wait for a table. Another good thing is that the space at Irvine is much larger so the wait isn’t nearly as long as the Rowland Heights location. The menu is similar at both and so is the decor which is supposed to evoke memories of Taiwanese classrooms.

Taiwanese Rice Hot Dog

One of my favorite snacks at the street vendors in Taiwan is a Taiwanese sausage on a stick that is wrapped in a roll of glutinous rice. The glutinous rice roll is actually shaped like a sausage too so it ends up looking like a sausage stuffed inside a sausage. I was happy to see them offer a version of it here, though all cut up instead of on a stick.

Unfortunately, the end product was nothing like the picture. In the picture, these are served on little spoon and the sausage is stuffed into the rice. Instead, it was just served as clumps of both.

Squid Stew with Noodles

Another Taiwanese street eat. The soup broth is made to be very thick, almost like a stew. It’s filled with noodles, bamboo strips and chunks of ground squid. This was actually a pretty good version, though maybe a little heavy on the black pepper.

Mango Lassi


Taking a break from all the pumpkin baking (but still sticking with the color orange), I wanted to share some mango lassi drinks I made with our Blendtec.

DH always wants to order mango lassi when we go to an Indian restaurant. It’s a mango puree and yogurt drink that is both sweet and tart and helps coat the stomach for those spicier Indian dishes.

A few months ago, I had a girls’ lunch at Nordstrom Cafe in downtown San Diego with fellow food bloggers CC and Carol. These pictures got misplaced on my computer so I didn’t get a chance to share the lunch until now.

I enjoy dining at Nordstrom for lunch. Their grilled sandwiches and salads are pretty good, and even though you order at the register, once you choose your seats, you are given sit-down restaurant service, with a waiter bringing your food, refilling your water, etc.

Grilled Salmon Salad

This was my order and I liked that it was served with a giant Parmesan chip. I need to make my own soon.

Chinese Chicken Salad

This was CAB’s chinese chicken salad.